Announcements & News

04 Jun Low Distortion Projection (LDP) May 2020

LDP Proposal Letter May 2020 The Montana NGS coordinators have been working on getting LDP’s going in Montana.  Attached is an update and proposal for LDP’s.  Can you please pass along to anyone else that would be interested in hopes of spreading the word across the entire state.  Hope everyone is healthy and well! Thank you! Stew Willis stewart.willis@usda.gov...

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04 Jun Surveyors Historical Society – Surveyors Rendezvous update

Update: 2020 Surveyors Rendezvous cancelled. Many of us look forward all year to Surveyors Rendezvous: visiting new places, learning new and interesting things about surveying and most of all, for me at least, seeing old friends and meeting new ones. However, the safety and well-being of our members is more important than the chance to get together. At our May meeting, the SHS Board of Directors unanimously voted to cancel the event for 2020. The only question was whether the hotel would hold us to our contract (and resulting penalties) or allow us to reschedule. SHS Executive Director Paula Hammer was able to negotiate with the hotel, and I am pleased to announce that the Perrysburg Ohio Rendezvous has been postponed rather than cancelled. Mark your calendars for September 22-25, 2021. I hope to have the same format and speakers as previously announced, but as with everything lately there may be some changes. What won’t change is the great people who come to Rendezvous! We’ll keep you posted. See you all in Perrysburg next year. Ann Besch Rendezvous Chair Editor’s Note: If you are not a member of the Surveyors Historical Society, check out this great organization: http://www.surveyorshistoricalsociety.com/...

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08 Feb MARLS Legislative survey – 2-9-19

Dear MARLS members - We need your participation on 2019 legislation immediately: For referral to taking the MARLS legislative survey. SB0198 HB0124 There is a scheduled hearing for HB0124 (see below) on the 13th so PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT AND CLICK ON THE WEBLINK https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DFX893S and take the survey on the 2 bills below IMMEDIATELY TO HELP OUR MARLS  LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE TO PREPARE FOR THE HEARING ON MONDAY. Thank you. Below is what is on the weblink survey for you to please respond by clicking the link above. SB198: "AN ACT GENERALLY REVISING SUBDIVISION LAWS; PROVIDING CRITERIA TO DETERMINE LEGAL ACCESS TO PARCELS EXEMPT FROM SUBDIVISION REVIEWS; AND AMENDING SECTION 76-3-504." MARLS should support MARLS should oppose MARLS should take no action   HB0124: "AN ACT GENERALLY REVISING PROVISIONS CONCERNING AGRICULTURAL COVENANTS UNDER THE SUBDIVISION AND PLATTING ACT; CLARIFYING THAT A CHANGE IN USE SUBJECTS CERTAIN EXEMPTIONS TO SUBDIVISION REVIEW; ALLOWING A GOVERNING BODY TO REVOKE CERTAIN EXEMPTIONS IF THERE IS A CHANGE IN USE; PROVIDING EXCEPTIONS; AND AMENDING SECTION 76-3-207, MCA." MARLS should support MARLS should oppose MARLS should take no action  Legislative Committee Report 20190201 Dan Stahly, P.L.S. MARLS LEGISLATIVE CHAIR...

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07 Feb Legislation – Rescheduled/Changed Hearing

**** RESCHEDULED/CHANGED HEARING **** BILL NO: HB124 SPONSOR: Forrest Mandeville SHORT TITLE: Authorize county commissioners to lift agricultural covenants -limited situation COMMITTEE: Senate Local Government DATE: February 13, 2019 ROOM: 405 TIME: 3:00 PM NOTE: Hearings are subject to change. To view the Hearing Schedule on line select the following Link. http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0208W$BLAC.QueryView?P_BILL_DFT_NO=LC1079&P_BLAC_APPL_SEQ=29&p_sess=20191...

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